Know constituencies of UP Assembly polls 2017: SAHARANPUR (GEN)

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Uttar Pradesh will go to Assembly elections early in 2017. The state has an Assembly comprising 403 seats and a party/alliance has to win 202 seats to form the government.

In 2012, when the last state election was held in UP, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats to get a decisive majority.

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We, at Oneindia, will take one Assembly constituency a day and have a look at electoral information related to it:

saharanpur constituency

Constituency Name: Saharanpur (General) [comprises KCs 2-Punwarka, 3-Harora, PCs 1-Dara Ali, 2-Pathanpura, 3- Manak Mau, 8-Dabki Gujjar, 18-Megh Chhapper, 20-Dara Shivpuri of 1-Saharanpur KC of 2-Saharanpur Tehsil]

  • Constituency No. 4
  • District: Saharanpur (Saharanpur is an Assembly segment under Saharanpur Lok Sabha constituency)
  • Area of district: 3,689 square kilometres (rural 3,582 sq km)
  • District population: 34,66,382 (78% general caste; 22% SC; 0% ST)
  • District literacy: 60%
  • District urbanisation: 30%

2012 Assembly election result in Saharanpur

  • Winner: Jagpal (BSP) Votes received: Lakhanpal got 80,670 votes
  • Vote percentage: 39.56
  • Nearest rival: Abdul Wahid (Congress)
  • Votes: 63,557
  • Percentage: 31.17
  • Difference: 17,113 votes
  • Margin %: 8.39
  • Total voters: 2,76,294
  • Turnout: 73.80%
  • Party which has won Saharanpur most number of times: Congress won it 4 times; BJP thrice; BSP won once; SP never.

2014 Lok Sabha result in Saharanpur

Raghav Lakhanpal (BJP) defeated Imran Masood (Congress) by 65,090 votes (margin% - 5.45)

About Saharanpur: Saharanpur is famous for exporting handicraft and woodcraft of which moorhas come from Behat. However, because of the middleman problem, the local cratsmen do not gain much.

Issues: Lack of development in infrastructure, lack of higher education centres Shortage of facilities for traders of fruits and furniture business. Electricity shortage is also a major problem in Saharanpur. Communal clashes have also been a problem in this district.

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